As a college-preparatory school, we prepare all students for entrance into and success in college. We offer a rigorous classical, liberal arts curriculum that produces graduates with strong critical-thinking and learning skills.
Our curriculum employs the Socratic method and the Trivium across all subject areas. Each course is designed to build fundamental knowledge, develop the ability to reason and debate, and cultivate critical-thinking skills with the ability to articulate ideas. Our curriculum equips students with the fundamental knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and beyond.
All students must take:
We offer a strong electives program in the arts, in addition to foreign languages and social sciences. We have an extensive Advanced Placement (AP) program, in core subject areas as well as electives. All students are encouraged to take at least one AP course during their four years in preparation for the rigors of college-level courses. Additionally, senior students in good academic standing can receive academic credits for an internship.
I love RHS because of the way teachers engage with students. They find different ways to present what we’re learning and to make sure students connect it to its larger meaning and why it’s important.
Riverside High School Class of 2021
Our rigorous curriculum is aligned to state standards. Our graduates typically graduate with at least a Core 40 diploma and have the academic record necessary to earn admission and succeed in college.
Riverside High School uses a mastery-based grading scale. In order to receive course credit, students must demonstrate that they have mastered at least 70 percent of course content. Students are required to remediate areas that need extra attention during the academic year.
Riverside High School’s normal school hours are from 9 AM – 4 PM on Monday – Thursday and 10 AM – 4 PM on Friday, allowing faculty to attend weekly professional development. Riverside High School uses block scheduling, with students attending 4 classes and a 22-minute Advisory period per day.